Ricky Fataar

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Ricky Fataar
Ricky Fataar
Ricky Fataar behind the drums in 2008
Background info
Full name Rikki Fataar
Birthday/Birthplace (1952-09-05) September 5, 1952
Durban, South Africa
  • Rock
  • blues
  • jazz
  • Songwriter
  • drummer
  • guitarist
  • singer
  • Drums
  • guitar
  • vocals
Active Years 1963–present
Worked with
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • The Flames
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Rutles

Ricky_Fataar’s Biography

The Flames

The first band of Fataar was The Flames, a band formed in his birthplace of Durban, South Africa, in 1963. He joined the band at the age of nine. The band made several recordings, and went on tour throughout South Africa and in a short time became very popular in the country.

In 1968 the band moved to London and began traveling to the United Kingdom. In one of their shows, they were seen by a member of The Beach Boys, Carl Wilson. He was impressed by his talent and offered to join the label of The Beach Boys, Brother Records. The band moved to Los Angeles, United States, and recorded and edited The Flame in 1970 produced by Carl Wilson.

The Beach Boys

The Flames disbanded in the late 1970s, Fataar and his former bandmate Blondie Chaplin were recruited by The Beach Boys in March 1972. Fataar was asked to play drums for the band after drummer Dennis Wilson severely injured his hand after hitting a glass. The duo recorded two albums with the Beach Boys and began traveling with them in 1970. The 1972 Beach Boys album Carl and the Passions – “So Tough” featured musical contributions and vocals by Chaplin and Fataar. It also included two songs written by the duo, “Here She Comes” and “Hold On Dear Brother”. On the band’s next album, Holland, released a year later, both musicians recorded, and provided vocals, including the single “Sail On, Sailor,” in which Chaplin had the lead vocal. They also collaborated with Carl Wilson and Mike Love on the song “Leaving This Town”. In 1973 the first and only live album of The Beach Boys was released with the South African duo, The Beach Boys in Concert, where a live version of the song “We Got Love” written by Chaplin, Fataar and Mike Love, appeared. originally destined to be included in launch in Holland, but was withdrawn to put in its place “Sail On, Sailor”. Fataar participated in the recording of Dennis Wilson’s first studio album, Pacific Ocean Blue in 1977. Although both Fataar and Chaplin had left the band before the recording of the Beach Boys’ next studio album, 15 Big Ones of 1976, Fataar he is credited with having played at Keepin ‘the Summer Alive in 1980.

More Facts about Ricky Fataar

Whole Name Ricky Fataar
AKA(s) Ricky Fataar, Fataar, Ricky
Born/Where Durban, South Africa
Born September 05, 1952
Astrological sign Taurus
His/Her Height 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)

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